Benefit of Domestic Labour 

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  • Benefit of Domestic Labour
    • Radical Feminist
      • Men benefit from domestic labour
      • Women do work because family is patriarchal, men have the power
    • Marxist Feminist
      • Capitalism benefits domestic labour
      • Unpaid domestic labour reproduces labour force through child-bearing and rearing
      • Family seen as factory producing human labour power
    • Cultural/ ideological
      • Domestic division of labour is determined by patriarchal norms/values
      • Socialisation + role models are vital if their is to be a change
      • Evidence
        • Gurshney
          • Couples who's parents had a equal relationship will be more equalitarian
          • Role models are vital
          • Values gradually chaining, women in full-time work
        • Man Yee Kan
          • Younger men do more domestic work
        • Future Foundation
          • Most men claim to do more housework than fathers, women do less
        • Dunne
          • Lesbian couples more symmetrical because of no gender scripts
            • Gender scripts- expected norms, values, and roles adopted in a society by each gender
    • Material/ economic
      • women earn less than men so women should do more housework/ childcare
      • If women work and earn as much as their partner, there should be a move towards more egalitarian relationships
      • Evidence
        • Kan
          • Every £10,000 a women earns= 2hrs less homework
        • Ramos
          • if women is instrumental role and man is unemployed, he does as much domestic work as she does
        • Sullivan
          • Working part-time or full-time is the biggest factor when talking about level of domestic labour
    • Feminist
      • Women still take on dual burden/ triple shift
      • Women expected to take responsibility of housework and childcare


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